Category Archives: Raspberry Pi

Anything Raspberry Pi related.

ZPip-Boy 2016

Hi there! Long time, no post, I really should try to submit more content, even without anyone reading…

So, let me succinctly present you another never ended project, a Pip-Boy made from a Raspberry Pi (2 at the time of the videos, but I’ve just received my Pi 3 #excited)

So, nothing too fancy here:

– The RPI 2 runs custom Yocto Jethro, boots in less than 5 seconds (No X11)
– LM386 amplifier : https://hackspark.fr/fr/audio-amplifi…
– RTL2832U (Nooelec USB TV Tuner) : http://www.nooelec.com/store/nesdr-mi…
– HDMI 5″ 800×480 Display Backpack – With Touchscreen : https://www.adafruit.com/products/2260
– Mini WIFI USB dongle.
– Powered via 22400mAh power tank : http://www.amazon.fr/EC-Technology-22… (and power injection for the screen through an alimented USB Hub)

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Smooth camera streaming

Ok, I’ll start as if there were someone reading this forgotten and isolated, abstruse hideout :

Hi guys and gals ! (ahem) … I’m glad to present you an old project, trotting in my head (amongst many others that I hope to show you sooner or later). I’m speaking about motion detection, security camera etc… I’ve quite well advanced since January, yet I’ll start with the very beginning, teasing a bit my non existent audience.

To start, using the Pi to obtain a smooth streaming video wasn’t a sinecure, let’s take a look to a short video, presenting the said streaming and an auto connection to WIFI.

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Fast copy / restore from image to MMC Raspberry Pi

Friends of mine were complaining about the restoration time of backuped images using dd. I felt like sharing these few steps showing how to quickly restore an image to MMC card. I hope it will be useful for someone !
Purpose:
  • Mount raw partitions from backuped image, made using dd.
Advantages:
  • Fast copy/restore from image to MMC.
  • Modify the partitions content without even mounting the physical device.
  • And last but not least, copy large images on smaller medias.

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